Jean-Philippe Rameau
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1683-09-25
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Jean-Philippe Rameau

Biography

Jean-Philippe Rameau was aged 50 before his first opera, Hippolyte et Aricie, was premiered in Paris. By the time of his death 30 years later he had composed over 30 stage works, and produced around 40 works of musical theory. ...

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Biography

Jean-Philippe Rameau was aged 50 before his first opera, Hippolyte et Aricie, was premiered in Paris. By the time of his death 30 years later he had composed over 30 stage works, and produced around 40 works of musical theory.

Born in Dijon, Rameau held a succession of organist posts before moving permanently to Paris in 1722. In the same year his influential Traité de l'harmonie was published. During this time he was known largely as a composer of keyboard music and cantatas, but with his early operas, among them Les Indes galantes (1736) and Les fêtes d'Hébé (1739) he won a reputation for strengthening the dramatic role of music in his stage-works, displeasing the more conservative followers of Lully. After a period under the patronage of the financier La Pouplinière, Rameau won favour at the Royal Court, and was appointed a royal chamber music composer. Despite his hard-won success as an opera composer - especially in the genre of the tragédie lyrique - Rameau returned to his theoretical treatises from the 1750s, though he managed to complete two further major works, Les Paladins (1760) and Les Boréades (1763).

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Jean-Philippe Rameau
Excerpts from 'Livre d'orgue de Monsieur Rameau'
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Excerpts from 'Livre d'orgue de Monsieur Rameau'
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Les Cyclopes
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Les Cyclopes
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Concert en sextuor for strings no. 6 in G minor..., La Poule
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Concert en sextuor for strings no. 6 in G minor..., La Poule
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La Poule
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La Poule
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La triomphante (Nouvelles Suites)
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La triomphante (Nouvelles Suites)
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Excerpts from Les Indes Galante and Platée
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Excerpts from Les Indes Galante and Platée
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Les Indes Galantes - suite..., Air pour les sauvages & Chaconne...
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Les Indes Galantes - suite..., Air pour les sauvages & Chaconne...
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Les Indes galantes..., Air pour les Zephirs / Orage et air poeur Boree
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Les Indes galantes..., Air pour les Zephirs / Orage et air poeur Boree
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Nouvelles Suites De Pieces De Clavecin Ou Seconde Livre [1728]
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Nouvelles Suites De Pieces De Clavecin Ou Seconde Livre [1728]
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Les Niais de Sologne avec doubles (Suite in D, Pieces de Clavecin, 1724)
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Les Niais de Sologne avec doubles (Suite in D, Pieces de Clavecin, 1724)
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Suite from Platee (Junon jalouse) - comedie-lyrique in three acts (1745)
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Suite from Platee (Junon jalouse) - comedie-lyrique in three acts (1745)
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Concert en sextuor for strings no. 6 in G minor..., La Poule
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Concert en sextuor for strings no. 6 in G minor..., La Poule
Jean-Philippe Rameau
L'Apotheose de la Danse - orchestral suite of dance music by Rameau
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L'Apotheose de la Danse - orchestral suite of dance music by Rameau
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Chantons Bacchus & Contredanse
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Chantons Bacchus & Contredanse
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Tendre Amour
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Tendre Amour
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Air pour les Zephirs (Les Indes Galantes)
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Air pour les Zephirs (Les Indes Galantes)
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Les Indes Galantes: Ouverture; Tendre Amour; Danse des Sauvages
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Les Indes Galantes: Ouverture; Tendre Amour; Danse des Sauvages
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Ces oiseaux from Le Temple de la gloire - opera-ballet
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Ces oiseaux from Le Temple de la gloire - opera-ballet
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Les Indes galantes - suite of orchestral numbers ..., Overture [to Prologue ...]
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Les Indes galantes - suite of orchestral numbers ..., Overture [to Prologue ...]
Jean-Philippe Rameau
L'entretien des Muses (from Pieces de clavessin, Paris 1724)
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L'entretien des Muses (from Pieces de clavessin, Paris 1724)
Jean-Philippe Rameau
La Poule - from Novelles suites de Clavecin
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La Poule - from Novelles suites de Clavecin
Jean-Philippe Rameau
'Tendre amour' from Les indes galantes, adapted with a sacred text
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'Tendre amour' from Les indes galantes, adapted with a sacred text
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux: opening funeral chorus, adapted to 'Kyrie Eleison'
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Castor et Pollux: opening funeral chorus, adapted to 'Kyrie Eleison'
Jean-Philippe Rameau
In convertendo Dominus
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In convertendo Dominus
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Quam dilecta tabernacula
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Quam dilecta tabernacula
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Deus noster refugium
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Deus noster refugium
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Hippolyte et Aricie, Act V Scene 3: Ou Suis-Je? - Quels doux concerts! (Aricie)
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Hippolyte et Aricie, Act V Scene 3: Ou Suis-Je? - Quels doux concerts! (Aricie)
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Zoroastre: Overture
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Zoroastre: Overture
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Les Boreades: Act IV scene 4 - Entree de Polymnie
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Les Boreades: Act IV scene 4 - Entree de Polymnie
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Le Temple de la Gloire, orchestral suites opera-ballet (1745)
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Le Temple de la Gloire, orchestral suites opera-ballet (1745)
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Premier Concert: La Livri (Pour Clavecin Seul)
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Premier Concert: La Livri (Pour Clavecin Seul)
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Les Boréades – Act IV: Gavottes pour les Heures et les Zéphirs
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Les Boréades – Act IV: Gavottes pour les Heures et les Zéphirs
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Pieces from Les Indes Galantes
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Pieces from Les Indes Galantes
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Prelude and Les trois mains
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Prelude and Les trois mains
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Jean-Philippe Rameau Biography

Jean-Philippe Rameau was aged 50 before his first opera, Hippolyte et Aricie, was premiered in Paris. By the time of his death 30 years later he had composed over 30 stage works, and produced around 40 works of musical theory.

Born in Dijon, Rameau held a succession of organist posts before moving permanently to Paris in 1722. In the same year his influential Traité de l'harmonie was published. During this time he was known largely as a composer of keyboard music and cantatas, but with his early operas, among them Les Indes galantes (1736) and Les fêtes d'Hébé (1739) he won a reputation for strengthening the dramatic role of music in his stage-works, displeasing the more conservative followers of Lully. After a period under the patronage of the financier La Pouplinière, Rameau won favour at the Royal Court, and was appointed a royal chamber music composer. Despite his hard-won success as an opera composer - especially in the genre of the tragédie lyrique - Rameau returned to his theoretical treatises from the 1750s, though he managed to complete two further major works, Les Paladins (1760) and Les Boréades (1763).

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